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Old 09-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #19
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Default Re: [Martial Arts] Power Blow speedup technique?

I've never seen it become a problem in actual play. I had one player whose PC started with Power Blow at 12 some years ago, and she tried it at 7 or less after one turn quite often, just to see what would happen. That still counts as using the skill and justifies spending points on it, after all. Arguably, trying and failing is a stronger justification than trying and succeeding.

This is especially a nonissue for Power Blow, as it's Will-based and the sorts of PCs who gravitate toward it tend to have the kinds of Will scores that make Will-3 rolls fairly trivial. (The PC mentioned above had Will 14.)
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